How I Develop Shopify Websites
This is my process for Shopify development
You need more than just a generic theme. Generic themes carry a TON of bloat.
Easy to Edit
Manage content yourself, with ease. I build a backend experience as well as a front end one.
I build sites with speed and efficiency that no off-the-shelf theme can match.
Built to Last
The web changes fast. I build Shopify sites that easily adapt, so you don’t need a new site every few years.
What Makes a Good Shopify Developer?
Shopify is one of the leading e-commerce platforms that allows businesses of all sizes to sell products and services online. Shopify developers are responsible for building and maintaining online stores on the Shopify platform. Let’s take a look at what makes good Shopify development.
- Attention to detail: E-commerce development involves a lot of small details that can have a big impact on the customer experience. A good Shopify developer should be meticulous and detail-oriented, ensuring that all aspects of the online store are functioning correctly and look great. They should be able to spot errors and inconsistencies and take the initiative to fix them before they become bigger issues.
- Business acumen: A good Shopify developer should have a strong understanding of business and e-commerce principles. They should be able to understand the client’s needs and requirements and be able to suggest alternative solutions when needed. They should be able to balance client expectations with technical limitations and find the best way forward. Additionally, they should be able to optimize the online store for search as well as conversions and ensure that it meets the client’s business goals.
- Creative problem-solving: Every Shopify project comes with its own set of unique challenges. A good Shopify developer should be able to think creatively and come up with solutions to complex problems. They should be able to understand the client’s needs and requirements and be able to suggest alternative solutions when needed. They should be able to balance client expectations with technical limitations and find the best way forward.
- Collaboration and communication: Shopify development involves working effectively with a team, including designers, content creators, project managers, and other developers. Shopify developers should be able to communicate effectively, ask questions, and provide feedback. They should be able to work collaboratively and be open to different ideas and perspectives. A good Shopify developer should also be able to explain technical concepts to non-technical team members and clients.
- Continuous learning: Shopify is constantly evolving, with new updates and features being released regularly. A good Shopify developer should be able to stay up-to-date with the latest Shopify development trends, best practices, and security updates. They should be proactive in learning new skills and technologies and be able to adapt to changing requirements and technologies.
- Strong project management skills: Shopify development often involves multiple stakeholders and a complex set of requirements. A good Shopify developer should be able to manage the project effectively, including scoping, budgeting, and scheduling. They should be able to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines, and communicate effectively with clients and team members. They should also be able to manage the development process and ensure that the project stays on track.
- Attention to user experience: A good Shopify developer should have a strong understanding of user experience (UX) and be able to create online stores that are intuitive and easy to use. They should be able to design stores that are user-friendly and accessible, with clear navigation and a responsive design that works well on all devices. They should also be able to optimize the store’s speed and performance to ensure a smooth user experience.
- A focus on quality: Quality is key when it comes to Shopify development. A good Shopify developer should be committed to delivering a high-quality product that meets the client’s needs and exceeds their expectations. They should be able to test the online store thoroughly and ensure that it is bug-free
From my Shopify Development Clients
Kegan is awesome to work with – can’t say enough positive things about him. He implemented full design changes to our Shopify website and not only did a super job, but he also was really easy to work with. He now does ongoing maintenance for us, and he’s really responsive and quick to fix any issues that arise. There hasn’t been anything he hasn’t been able to solve, even though it was his first time working in Shopify. He’s an excellent developer and super chill, which is a hard combo to find. I would highly recommend him!